August Book Club: Life After Life

bLife After Life by Kate Atkinson
What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
 Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

All welcome to join us for the upcoming book club on August 24 at 7pm. We meet for about an hour for an informal discussion.

YA Novel The Breadwinner to become a Movie

7bd6fd4d-bb49-4776-ad40-b6a78c2072a3Have you heard the news? The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis is becoming a movie! The Breadwinner is being produced in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Jolie Pas Productions and is scheduled for completion in Summer 2017.

The first book in the Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.
Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write.

d734d059-74dc-45bc-98a4-d1566f311831One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.